CastExpo 2022: Back Together Again
North America’s largest metalcasting trade show and congress will return April 23-26, 2022 in Columbus, Ohio. Thousands of decision-makers from across the metalcasting supply chain will participate, innovative new technologies will be unveiled, and millions of dollars in purchases will be initiated and finalized, making it the most important appointment on your 2022 business calendar.
Supplier Exhibit Sales Coming Soon – Technological Advances on Display
Take it from our hundreds of past exhibitors -- if your company supplies the $44 billion metalcasting industry in any way, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to exhibit at CastExpo 2022, the continent’s largest and highest-impact trade show. The expansive show floor will feature full-scale equipment demonstrations from hundreds of suppliers. Since so many foundries have had to restrict travel and access in 2020 and 2021, CastExpo will be more important than ever before in empowering suppliers to tell their stories and demonstrate their technologies. Exhibit sales will open soon. We encourage you to secure your exhibit soon after exhibit sales open, since we are expecting a large turnout and floor space is strictly limited.
Cast in North America (CINA) Exhibit Sales Coming Soon – Telling Your Foundry’s Unique Story
Forward-thinking foundries interested in cultivating potential new customers as well as networking with existing clients will want to exhibit at CINA. This is a rare opportunity to connect face-to-face with large numbers of casting buyers, designers and specifiers through a CINA exhibit. This is your foundry’s time to shine. Engage in key conversations, help casting buyers understand your capabilities, play your foundry video, and display some of your fine castings. We encourage you to secure your exhibit soon after exhibit sales open, since we are expecting a large turnout and floor space is limited.
Sponsor CastExpo 2022 for Maximum Visibility
CastExpo is a once-every-three years event, making it the premier opportunity to advance your brand message. CastExpo sponsorships will soon be made available for purchase. A range of options will provide high-impact visibility and branding opportunities for a variety of budget points. Contact Ben Yates at firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest in learning about sponsorship opportunities as soon as they are announced!
Who Should Attend CastExpo 2022
Registration for CastExpo 2022 will open by December and it’s not too soon to begin planning who from your team should attend. CastExpo attracts the full spectrum of attendees from across the industry:
- Owners, CEOs and COOs
- Plant Managers
- Engineers, Maintenance Experts, Line Managers and Technicians
- Human Resources Directors and Office Personnel
- Casting Buyers, Designers and Specifiers
- Sales Managers and Manufacturers Reps
- Educators, Career Counselors and Students
They view the latest equipment, sign new deals, network and reconnect with peers as well as prospects, and learn about the latest advancements in metalcasting through the Technical and Management Sessions.
Running concurrently with CastExpo is the annual Educational Track, featuring Technical and Management sessions. This is where the industry’s leading thinkers, doers, and innovators share the latest research, discuss innovations and breakthroughs, and lead thought-provoking discussions. All 13 AFS divisions, as well as Women in Metalcasting and Future Leaders in Metalcasting, will participate.
Separately, the AFS Institute will present metalcasting courses that will be of interest to you and your team members.
Casting Buyer and Designer Track
CastExpo includes a Casting Buyer and Designer Track, offered on the show floor to complement the Cast in North America (CINA) show. Designers and buyers also are encouraged to "BYOB," or bring their own blueprints, to CINA foundries to explore their casting options.
Hoyt Lecture and Keynote Addresses
Another highlight of CastExpo 2022 will be the annual Hoyt Lecture plus the thought-provoking Keynote Addresses. These events are included in the cost of your CastExpo admission. Stay tuned for details as these outstanding speakers are announced!
Convenient Location, Dynamic City
CastExpo 2022 is presented in Columbus, Ohio, the largest city and the capital of the state with the most foundries. Serviced by an outstanding airport, Columbus is also less than 500 miles by motor vehicle from Chicago, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Toledo, Cleveland, Detroit, Windsor, Toronto, Lancaster, Erie, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Buffalo, Rochester, New York, Baltimore, Richmond, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Charlotte, Louisville, Atlanta and Nashville. Whether you’re catching a flight or making the trip by car, this dynamic location is easy to reach and well worth the trip. While in Columbus, enjoy some of the area’s fine dining, cultural attractions, historic sites and sports options, as well.